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Cyclone adds to Barrier Reef's flood woes

Hammered by a monster cyclone just weeks after flooding spewed toxic waste into its pristine waters, Australia's Great Barrier Reef could face a slow recovery due to climate change, experts warn.

Feb 06, 2011
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The future of reefs

In a world first, a new 'state of the art' climate change experimental facility has been completed at the University of Queensland's (UQ) Heron Island Research Station.

Dec 07, 2010
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Remote Hawaii atoll corals suffer some bleaching

(AP) -- Corals at remote atolls northwest of the main Hawaiian islands suffered some bleaching this summer as ocean temperatures rose to higher-than-normal levels for a couple of weeks, but they were spared the large-scale ...

Sep 30, 2010
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Ending the oceans' 'tragedy of the commons'

Leading international marine scientists are proposing radical changes in the governance of the world's oceans to rescue them from overfishing, pollution and other human impacts.

Sep 14, 2010
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Depth important in generating reef diversity

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study by University of Queensland researchers reveals that corals are more adapted to smaller ecological niches than previously thought, and provides new insights into the processes that ...

Jun 10, 2010
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Millenium atoll: A pristine ecosystem

A series of surveys were carried out to characterize the physical and biological parameters of the Millennium Atoll lagoon during a research expedition in April of 2009. Millennium is a remote coral atoll in the Central Pacific ...

Jun 07, 2010
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Ecosystems under threat from ocean acidification

Acidification of the oceans as a result of increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide could have significant effects on marine ecosystems, according to Michael Maguire presenting at the Society for General Microbiology's ...

Mar 29, 2010
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